Johnny Mack Brown and his wife Shontina were arrested today for the murder of Ricky Saxton back in 2013. They’re both charged with capital murder, conspiracy to commit capital murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Bond was denied for both. WJTV reported that they confessed, and it was his mother and aunt that turned them in.
They call it a pigeon drop scam. If someone throws some stock advice at you, might be in your best interest to do some research of your own. Ridgeland Police are looking for 2 women who convinced some poor soul to go withdraw 800 bucks from their bank and hand it over to them. They said it was because they found 84 thousand bucks in stocks and bonds and needed the money to verify it. They took the money and booked it as soon as they were out of sight.
A 71-year-old woman and her daughter were arrested for running over an 85-year-old woman with a motorized shopping cart in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Pearl. The victim had 5 broken vertebrae in her neck and back. But the woman claimed it was just an accident and that she lost control of the cart. But the two were still charged with simple assault.
Last night in Gulfport a man walked into a store naked. Kenda Casey was turned away, and he didn’t like that so he decided he’d steal someone’s car and take off. Leading the cops on a chase that ended up with a K-9 unit taking matters into their own hands. He was bitten by one of the police dogs when they caught him.
And DeSoto Central’s own Austin Riley was selected in the MLB Draft last night at number 41 overall by the Atlanta Braves as a 3rd baseman. He was committed to Mississippi State to play baseball next season, but now he’s got a decision to make because this deal with the Braves is worth 1.5 million dollars guaranteed. He has until July 17th to make his decision.